Growing Chefs! Ontario Madeleines


Madeleines are the perfect combination of cake and cookie and are well known for their shell-like shape, which they get from their specific pans they’re baked in.
Makes 24
180 grams all purpose flour7 grams baking powder180 grams unsalted butter, room temperature20 grams brown sugar1 teaspoon lemon zest1/4 teaspoon salt4 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Measuring spoonsMeasuring cupsMixing bowls of various sizesStand mixer with paddle attachmentMadeleine moldsFine mesh strainerPiping bagCooling rackDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Lightly coat the madeleine pans with softened butter and dust with flour

Sift together the flour and baking powder.

In the stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and lemon zest and mix on medium speed until lightly and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as needed.

Combine the salt, eggs and vanilla. Add to the butter mixture in two or three additions, mixing until fully incorporated after each addition.

Turn off the mixer and add the sifted dry ingredients, mixing on low speed and scraping down the bowl as needed during the mixing to blend evenly.

Get Cooking!

Fill a piping bag with the prepared batter and fill the molds three-quarter full.

Bake at 400°F until the edges are golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Transfer the pans to racks and cool slightly before unmolding and serving. Store in an airtight container.